Meaningful Use and EMR Connectivity

Meaningful Use has been the hot topic in our industry. Exactly what it means to your lab is becoming clearer and information is becoming more readily available on how your lab can incorporate the technology changes necessary to be a part of the $17-18 billion dollar American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Beginning in January, each doctor has the opportunity to receive $44,000 and each hospital to receive $2 million dollars for adopting and incorporating EMR technologies and by proving Meaningful Use.

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Product Focus

Psyche Systems has developed a new way to connect all of your physician office EMR and Practice Management systems to your lab, without the cost and complexity of traditional interfacing methods. This dynamic Internet-based process exchanges demographic, billing, order, and result data from your clients’ EMR systems with your Hospital or Laboratory Information System. Psyche’s intelligent patient matching capabilities can dramatically reduce or eliminate the need for manual or duplicate data entry for you and your clients. This improves accuracy and turnaround time, and reduces errors. Information is exchanged using standard industry file formats including HL7, XML and PDF.

All of this through secure, web access – at less than half the cost of other industry EMR interfaces.

EMR Internet Interface Features Include:

  • Streamline data sharing between your LIS and EMR Systems
  • A powerful tool to support quick diagnosis and treatment
  • Easy, rapid integration to your customer’s EMR – at HALF the cost
  • Properly manage pay-for-performance programs
  • Automated processing
  • Client Software – search for orders in a specified directory
  • Saves results in a specified directory

Efficiency and Accuracy

According to JCAHO, the laboratory generates as much as 80 percent of the information that physicians rely on for medical decisions, and test results account for some 80-90 percent of data in a patient record. As EMR adoption rises, integrating laboratory data directly into both the hospital’s and physician office’s EMR systems has significant advantages in improving patient care, and also in creating efficiencies and reducing clerical errors to help labs improve reimbursement rates.